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Hotton's slang Dictionary. Mr. Hotton's list does not contain the word canter, which was primitively a slang word for the amble of horses of the pilgrims on their way to Canterbury.--The word has suffered diminution, as most popular words have done. We generally lop off either the first or the last syllables. Fifty years ago we had Bony for "Bonaparte," as we now have, by amputation at the other end, bus for "omnibus," and again, by the first method, cab for "cabriolet." The word "cab" is now a recognized English word. Canter did not so speedily arrive at being accepted as good English. So late a writer as Shaftesbury, in his "Characteristics," uses the full word. "The common amble, or Canterbury," he says, "is not more tiresome to a good writer than the see-saw of essay writers is to an able reader." The word "cant" itself — if not derived from singing, whining, canting — may come from this same source. There are slang words which have become accepted English. There ar